Surrey County Council's Cabinet is to meet later today to consider a proposal to raise council tax for the next financial year by 1.99%.
The Council says the increase would allow for greater investment in schools, roads and care for vulnerable people.
Members will also discuss rejecting the Government's offer of introducing a freeze on council tax for the county. According to the council if the authority took up the offer, it would lead to a black hole of £50 million - equivalent to the loss of the road maintenance bill for around three years.
The proposals will go before the full council at a meeting next week.
Surrey and East County Councils say they want to join forces to save millions of pounds.
The two local authorities are finalising plans to work together to drive harder bargains with suppliers they both use.
They claim collective buying power will cut shared costs by millions of pounds each year.
The partnership will be considered by East Sussex's cabinet on 24th July. Peter Jones, the leader of East Sussex County Council, said it was a ground breaking partnership which would lead to better deals.