A4e has been building up a presence in the education and health sectors and many more, and so will be well placed to snap up contracts, but Capita and Serco are ahead of them, and there are plenty of other companies in the queue for this lucrative work. I don't remember ever being asked whether I wanted this to happen. I don't remember voting for it. I don't want any more of my money going into private profits.
For those who think it's okay, remember what happened in 2007. Severe flooding hit many areas, and large numbers of council workers turned out, voluntarily, to give practical help on their council's behalf. What private company will we turn to the next time something similar happens?