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Sorry to hear of the issue. In short no, they should not pursue you after 6 years which is the limitation period in such cases. I have attached a serious of template letters which you can use. You need to tailor each but you start off with the first letter, and depending on HMRC's response, use the rest. Ultimately they are likely to drop the case against you if you send them the letters - you will note the last letter refers to criminal action against them and generally has an effect on them. HMRC could ask your bank for records though you should ask the Information Commissioner's Office if they can actually do this - the ICO can be reached on 0303(###) ###-#### The bank may give records if litigation is either ongoing or contemplated, as that is one of the GDPR exemptions, but do check with the ICO first. In my view the main issue is the limitation period which is set down in statutory (Limitation Act 1980). If you use the letters you can't go far wrong and I would expect HMRC to drop their case.
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