Ben Kilby (Kings Lynn)

Ben trained with Whitings LLP at the King’s Lynn office and has been with the firm since 2003. He qualified as a member of the AAT in 2007 and then a fellow member in 2012. In 2016, he started building up his own portfolio of work. He has extensive experience of many software packages including Xero, Quickbooks Online, Sage Line 50, Farmplan, Landmark Key accounts and Sage 50 forecasting. He uses these for a whole range of bookkeeping services including preparing VAT Returns and the production management accounts. Out of work hours he enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with the family alongside voluntary teaching.

My Latest Blogs
9th February 2022 Government scheme gives discounts of up to £5,000 on accounting software

Small and medium sized businesses are critical to the UK’s economy. As part of the Chancellor’s Plan For Jobs, Help to Grow: Digital has been launched.  Digital software can help build customer relationships to increase sales, manage accounts and finances digitally or make the most of selling online.   Choosing the right platform to use…

5th January 2022 Home office pod: the tax pros & cons

If there is one question I have been asked by our business clients more than any other since the pandemic began, it is “How can I tax efficiently purchase a garden home office pod, to run my business from”?   Unfortunately there is no simple single answer to this question, and best advice will depend…

9th December 2021 NEWS: Xero Bank Feed disruptions

Please be aware of the following current bank feed disruptions in Xero, as per Xero’s blog page, with the following banks as of 9th December 2021 :   AIB (UK) (Open Banking) Currently AIB (UK) credit cards are unavailable to connect through bank feeds. We’re looking into getting this reinstated. For now please manually import…

11th November 2021 COP26: Net Zero disclosures in future statutory accounts?

Arising from the current COP26 global warming conference, Sage, The ACCA and the ICC have called on urgent action to be taken to standardise and simplify carbon reporting to help SMEs join the race to Net Zero. Their new report titled ‘Think Small First’ calls on policymakers to remove the existing administrative burdens that come…

13th October 2021 Look out! Sage 50cloud Accounts v28 update

From Monday 18th October 2021, clients using Sage50 Accounts will be sent a software update for version 28.   Some of the new features of the software:   New – customisable business dashboard showing you key business information, without the need to run numerous reports New – access the Sage 50cloud Accounts Help Centre directly…

24th September 2021 Covid Support: End to most measures

When COVID directly impacted upon the UK in Spring 2020, the Government introduced a range of measures specifically targeted to help SME businesses survive the expected period of financial strain. Such businesses should now be planning ahead for when this support is gradually withdrawn: 21-Jun-21 Deadline for arranging with HMRC when to repay COVID related…

4th May 2021 Sage 50 VAT ‘T’ codes

Sage50 VAT T codes (from v27.1 onwards):   T0 – Zero rated transactions T1 – Standard rated transactions – Currently 20% T2 – Exempt transactions T4 – Sale of goods to VAT registered customers in EC T5 – Lower Rate – Currently 5% T7 – Zero rated purchases of goods from suppliers in EC T8…

25th March 2021 I hear a rumour…

I hear a rumour that Lloyds Agricultural banking team based in Edinburgh has been disbanded and merged within other teams around the country. Although some within the new regional teams may have some knowledge of agriculture it has been suggested that customers felt that this was not important. It seems that the agricultural specialism within…

1st December 2020 New Version: KEYPrime Version 9.5

If you use the rural business software KEYPrime from Landmark Systems, look out for the new version of the software 9.5. What are some of the new features?   Batch Entry – A faster way to enter data New and improved – Diary function Store Web links to documentation (View documents saved to Auto-entry, Receipt…

1st May 2020 EU Settlement Scheme – How are you involved?

After reading a recent article in British Farmer & Grower magazine, it reminded me that although we as a country are going through a major pandemic right now, there is life after this. But what will life be like on Farms of the future with the majority of the seasonal workers having come from the…