A council severely criticised by the Accounts Commission will discuss its action plan of improvements on Thursday.
The Accounts Commission highlighted Argyll and Bute Council’s political instability and inadequate leadership in a report published last year.
In July the commission said the council has responded constructively but still has much more work to do to secure the improvements required.
At the meeting of the full council on Thursday councillors will be asked to note the commission’s findings and agree to an updated action plan.
The watchdog group has stated: “The commission is encouraged that the council is making progress against our previous findings of October 2013.
“But we note in particular the Controller of Audit’s view that it is too early to assess the effectiveness of plans being implemented. We conclude that there is still much work to be done by the council to secure the improvements that we required in our previous findings.
“The commission therefore requires the Controller of Audit to report on progress by the end of 2015, with particular focus upon the effectiveness of the following: political management arrangements; scrutiny; roles and relationships, including between members and officers.”
In the action plan the council pledges to refresh training on standards and behaviour; reinforce the roles and responsibilities of elected members and reinforce procedures for dealing with private and confidential procedure.
Under its additional areas for action to take heed of the commission’s July report, the council proposes to ensure there is good communication and information flows across committees, and to support and encourage councillors to increase their engagement in training.