"From 1 October, beers over 7.5% ABV have to pay High Strength Beer Duty (HSBD) on top of the general beer duty. This goes for beers made in the UK and also those imported into the UK. It’ll be an additional 25% onto what the brewery already pays in duty.
Also coming in on 1 October is the two-third glass, which will then be a legal measure. I like this introduction a lot and I hope pubs get on board with it. The two-third glass will be perfect for drinking beers over 7.5%, if you are wealthy enough to be able to afford to buy one..."