Pegasus Payroll

Important information regarding your Pegasus Payroll

On 23 March 2022, the Chancellor made his annual Spring Statement speech where he set out the government’s tax plan to support the UK economy, businesses, and families in the short and medium term.

The key measures the Chancellor announced that impact Opera 3 Payroll included:

  • The Employment Allowance increasing by £1,000 from 6 April 2022 to £5,000.
  • An increase to the National Insurance Primary Threshold for Class 1 NICs and the Lower Profits Limit for Class 4 NICs from 6 July 2022, aligning it with the equivalent income tax personal allowance which is set at £12,570 per annum.

A software update will be necessary for the calculation of Directors National Insurance and another update to the PAYE/NI/Stat. Payment tables will be required to cater for the increase in the National Insurance Primary Threshold for Class 1 NICs etc, applicable 6 July 2022.

The update will be made available in Opera 3 V2.90.10 (Payroll 2022) development stream.

Pegasus have now released this legislation update which we can now implement on your system.

How we can help

At TSG we understand that Payroll Upgrades are important – that’s why we have Pegasus experts on hand to help you upgrade your software, and without too much disruption to your business.

Request a TSG payroll upgrade More information about Payroll Spring Time Upgrade

Carrying out your own Pegasus payroll upgrade?

If you’re planning to carry out your own upgrade then, as was the case earlier this year, the release specific to your site can be downloaded from the Download Centre once it is available. Please note that, like last year, no disks will be sent out. If you already requested a login for the Download Centre please note you can use the same login to access the software for the Springtime Payroll release.

If you don’t yet have a Download Centre login then please email stating your company name, license number, contact name and the email address to be registered. You will be sent an email from Pegasus to allow you to confirm your registration and allow you to login to the site where you can download the software once it is available.

This email will come from Infor and might be caught in your junk mail or spam filter, so be sure to check for that. Please note that the Online Filing Manager will not require upgrading this year. If in doubt as to any other pieces of software within your Opera system, e.g. bespoke or any third-party software, then please call (0333 220 0777) or log a support ticket via our customer support page for advice. Any assistance required with self-upgrades is not covered by your support contract and would be chargeable.

You will not need a new activation if upgrading from the Payroll release earlier this year.

There is a lot of information available in the Pegasus Information Centre that is worth keeping an eye on regarding release information. This includes the checklist for carrying out your year end, as well as instructions on how to carry out your upgrade in the Checklist Guide. Please ensure your systems meet the software requirements for the upgrade.

Those of you who have already booked a consultant to carry out your upgrade please ignore all the above; we will do all of it for you! If you would like to book an upgrade, then please let us know.


Supported Platform Information

You must ensure all servers and workstations meet the software requirements, if you are unsure, please contact your internal IT team or support provider to discuss in the first instance. Should they have questions, please get in touch with your TSG CSM, or contact a Pegasus specialist on or by calling 0333 220 0777.

Software requirements for Pegasus Opera products Software requirements for Pegasus Capital Gold Payroll

Release Numbers

o Opera 3 V2.90.10
o Scheduler V2.21.00
o Capital Gold Payroll (TBC)


If you run payroll then YES you must upgrade your Pegasus system. If no payroll is in use then there is no need to upgrade right now.

Make sure you are on the server where Opera 3 is installed – then try again. If it still doesn’t say upgrade then do not carry on as the installation will go to the wrong place.

If your existing programs are installed in a different location to the default, when installing click the Browse command button and select the drive and folder in which the programs are installed. It is important that you use the same location originally specified when you installed Capital Gold Payroll for the first time.

For further information see the install guide here –

You should upgrade the software prior to running your first payroll with a Pay Date on or after 6th July 2022

Yes it is imperative that you backup your entire Pegasus system before proceeding with the upgrade. This is explained in the installation guide.

The Spring Time Release V2.90.10 does not require a new licence key.

  • Go to Payroll, Utilities and “Copy Statutory Rates”. Select “Set to System Default”.
  • After tables have been copied, check Table 2 that the Apprenticeship Levy and Employment Allowance are correct for each payroll company
  • Ensure the HMRC text is present on your payslip design – “25% uplift in NICs funds NHS, health & social care”.

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