Hello Murray! Thank you for your question. I am a licensed computer / tablet professional with over ten years of experience, and I will be assisting you today.I'm sorry about the issue. Please go to Settings -> (General) -> Language and input methods, then set the correct / default keyboard you want there.
; if needed, there, turn off Google voice typing.
If needed, press and hold the power on/off button on the tablet, then select the Restart option, then check.
When you are available, please click on the Reply to Expert tab below, and reply back to me, so we can continue. Thank you,
since receiving your prompt reply to my question I cannot use my tablet as you have changed the language from English (uk),
can you correct this as a matter of urgency,
only then will I be able to check if I can use the keyboard