statutory redundancy - can i claim it?

not sure if people help on this, but I cannot afford to pay a lawyer as they won't do it for "free" as it is a single question and answer sadly .... he refused in other words :(

I have been working for 2 years and 3 months on a succession of 3 month duration contracts for the same employer. I was paid as an employee each month for the entire time.

They have now said they will not renew the contract on 1 April so I am going to be out of work, but I am not sure if this counts as being made redundant?

If it does, then i believe that after 2 years you automatically get redundancy rights even if you were on a contract? Certainly where I was before that is how people were treated if they got a single contract of 2 years duration. however, as my history is a series of 3 month contracts, does that mean their decision not to renew is not actually the same as being made redundant?

I appreciate amount involved is not great, but in the current circumstances even 1 week's extra pay would make a big difference to my immediate circumstances, (the parting is not amicable, so I am not going to let them off anything i am legally entitled to and they have very little employment law knowledge and there is no one else to turn to as there is no HR department) 

Hope someone knows for sure as the .gov webpage uses the words "working for", but I'm unsure if that is the same as a series of "short" contracts running back to back for >2 years?
can't post a link? It is the .gov page "redundancy - your rights" if you look for statutory redundancy pay 

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