Tolley (company)

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Tolley is a British publishing company that publishes reference books on tax.



The company was established in 1916 by Charles H. Tolley. [1]

In the 1970s Tolley was part of the Benn Group of companies. [2] The Benn companies were taken over by the Extel Group in June 1983, [3] [4] which itself was taken over by United Newspapers in 1987. [3] [5] In 1996 the company was acquired by the publisher Butterworths, part of the Reed Elsevier group of companies, [6] [7] which now exists as LexisNexis UK but continues to publish under the Butterworths imprint.


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