I know I'm not allowed to mention this, but honestly, the more scope you give to one company the worse hostage will be played of our futures. You heard it here, I read it in a reliable location, but that is a story that can not be told.
However - given the potential demise of the social housing sector, outside of care, no doubt the future control of local spending will be with whichever company holds the majority of care contracts rather than repairs. Any company wanting to move into a local authority contact monopoly therefore needs to diversify from repairs into care provision. A company policy therefore of using performance of the repairs contract to secure care contracts would be advantageous therefore - wouldn't it!