Residents in the most expensive homes will face higher council tax bills and those living in the cheapest will pay less, under proposals expected to be announced today.
Former Birmingham Council chief executive Sir Michael Lyons will finally unveil his findings after a two-year review into the future of local government funding.
He has estimated that one in three West Midlands properties may move down a band, meaning lower bills, if new bands are added.
However, one in seven will move up a band, and can expect higher bills.
Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, has attempted to distance himself from the findings.
He will use his 11th and final Budget statement to MPs today to praise Sir Michael and his work.
But he has also let it be known that he plans to shelve the proposals until at least the next election, to avoid antagonising millions of middle class voters. Details of Sir Michael's conclusions began to emerge in a series of leaks yesterday, including proposed changes to the rules to ensure those entitled to council tax benefit gain it automatically instead of having to claim.
The report will call for council tax revaluation before any changes. This will involve inspectors determining how much homes are worth to ensure they are in the correct council tax band. Revaluation will not begin until after the next General Election.
Other recommendations are expected to include allowing people to hold more in savings before losing the right to council tax help.
Meriden MP Caroline Spelman, the Conservative shadow Local Government Secretary, claimed council tax revaluation was "well under way by stealth" and would lead to higher bills.
Conservatives have claimed revaluation will be used as a method of increasing the overall tax burden.