Tesco delivery van

Tesco has revealed it plans to increase the minimum spend required for the free delivery of online orders from £25 to £40.

The move, which will apply to all orders placed after 23 July, will involve a £4 surcharge on top of the existing delivery charge for orders beneath the threshold. The current delivery charge ranges from £1 to £6 depending on time of the day and week.

The increase will also impact customers who signed up to Tesco’s Delivery Saver scheme – where customers pay upfront for unlimited, discounted delivery for a set period of time.

The increase follows a similar move by its supermarket rival Asda in January this year when it upped its minimum spend from £25 to £40.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “‘We’re changing the minimum basket spend when you shop online for your groceries to £40.

“Customers will still be able to benefit from a range of offers, including our Delivery Saver scheme, £1 one hour delivery slots and our free Click & Collect grocery service.”