Horley residents could face a 15 per cent council tax hike under proposals from Tory-led Surrey County Council.
Leader David Hodge said the Government had cut its grant by £170m since 2010 leaving a huge gap in its budget.
He said: “Demand for adult social care, learning disabilities and children’s services is increasing every year.
“So I regret, despite us finding £450m worth of savings from our annual budget, we have no choice but to propose this increase in council tax.”
Surrey County Council would have to call and win a referendum to increase its council tax precept by 15 per cent.
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