The Professional Football Compensation Committee meeting held on Thursday 29th August 2013 has ruled that Bolton Wanderers must pay the following sums to West Ham United for the services of Robert Hall:
- An initial fee of £450,000
- plus £250,000 if Bolton are promoted to the Premier League in the next 3 seasons
- £2,500 per appearance for the first 100 appearances (for Bolton) in the Championship
- or £10,000 per appearance for the first 100 appearances (for Bolton) if in the Premier League
- 20% of any profit made by Bolton Wanderers in selling the player to another club at any point in the future.
In accordance with the rules of The Football League and Premier League, and in agreement with The Professional Footballers' Association, the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) is responsible for setting the compensation fee for players Under 24 where the club formerly holding his registration and the club next holding his registration fail to reach an agreement regarding compensation for training and development.
The PFCC comprises of an independent Chairman, an appointee from The Football League, an appointee from the Premier League, an appointee of the Professional Footballers' Association and an appointee of the League Managers' Association.
In setting these compensation fees, the PFCC took into account the costs of training and development, the player's age and playing record, the length of time he was registered with his former club, the terms offered by both clubs, the status of the two clubs and the interest shown by other clubs in acquiring the registration of the player.