Press Release

Tolley announces 2016 centenary celebrations

Tolley provides an opportunity to win framed copies of the 1916 tax table

LONDON, 24th March 2016 – LexisNexis UK (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that Tolley, which turns 100 this year, will be celebrating its centenary with a series of special projects and competitions, including the opportunity to win framed copies of the Tolley’s 1916 tax table.

When Charles Henry Tolley published the world’s first tax table in September 1916 he transformed the tax industry, fundamentally changing the way accountants look up tax rates and allowances to this day. Frustrated by the effort of keeping up-to-date with the all the changes to the UK tax code brought about by wartime budgets, he turned pages of text into one simple sheet of tables.

100 years on, finding ways to simplify the complex is still the driving force behind the company. Over the years, Tolley has been focused on harnessing new formats and technologies to make the tax code easier to navigate.

Other centenary plans include a roundtable on the future of tax; a chance to win the latest copies of the Yellow and Orange Tax books; publication of a centenary book, with features on the history and future of tax; and a VIP red carpet event towards the end of the year.

Chris Jones, Tolley’s Director of Tax Markets, commented “100 years ago, Charles Tolley saw a challenge and took it upon himself to find the solution. And that’s still our raison d’etre today – anticipating tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities, and solving them today.

“Over the next few years, the Government’s digital strategy is going to change the way HMRC, tax professionals and the public interact with each other. Finding ways to make that transition easier to manage is our number one priority right now.”

You can enter the competition to win framed copies of the Tolley’s 1916 tax table at

About Tolley

Tolley is the tax and accountancy business of LexisNexis, the global pioneers of online legal and business information services. They are the UK’s only provider of practical tax and accountancy guidance, in-depth reference material, commentary, analysis and training harnessing the latest technology and world-class content to help tax professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

In the UK, LexisNexis ( online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Draft, Lexis®Smart and Lexis®Library. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™.

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