Membership of the Howard League Scotland is available for an annual subscription, currently £20 single or £5 for non-taxpayers. Family membership (two or more members of the same household) is £30. You can join by printing the membership form and sending it with a cheque or (preferably) with a completed standing order to:
Susan Matheson, Lismore Cottage, 3a Lismore Crescent, Edinburgh EH8 7DN.
If you would like to see a copy of the League's constitution (as at November 2010) clicking on this link will allow you to download a pdf copy.
As the HLS is a registered charity (SC017234) we are able to reclaim tax you have paid on your subscription and/or donations. For every £10 received we can reclaim £2.80. So if you are a tax payer please complete the form (which accompanies the membership form) and return it to us with your subscription and/or donation.
You may also wish to know that if you pay higher rate tax, you can personally claim relief on the difference between the basic and higher rates on what you give us.
For example, if you pay tax at 40% and give us £10 we can receive £2.80 as described above making a 'gross donation' of £12.80. You can then also claim relief for 18% of this gross donation reducing the tax you pay by £2.30. So your £7.70 will be worth £12.80 to us!
You can get more information about this from the Inland Revenue web-site at www.givingcampaign.org.uk.